Valeria Luiselli: Faces in the Crowd

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Valeria Luiselli's first novel, Faces in the Crowd (Coffee House Press), reminds us of what it's like to be young and in love with literature. It's a casual exploration of what people are like who have fallen under the spell of poetry. We talk about Pound, Zukofsky, imagism, Spanish poetry, and the art of translation.

Read an excerpt from Faces in the Crowd.

Photo: Gregg Lewis